A cosmopolitan City featuring modern architecture, historic precincts, perfect blue ocean, white sandy beaches and surf breaks.
Sydney appears to have it all. Classy shopping, nightlife and restaurants mixed with the ultimate beach life. Transport is easy to use and there is no shortage of highlights or attractions. The hard part will be deciding what choices to put into your Sydney itinerary. For 24 or 48 hours we’ve got you sorted.
Time Best Spent
Take a journey to the Eastern suburbs for World famous Bondi Beach where your eyes can enjoy a carnival of activity. Take your swimmers, surf board, or a beach towel and book, for time spent soaking up the sun on the white sandy shore. Or walk the World famous coastal walk towards Bronte and Coogee where lunch and a ice cold beer will be a we deserved treat.
With long, hot summer months, outdoor enthusiasts can spend full day’s outdoors at any number of the spectacular beaches or coastal walkways. The most popular outdoor pursuit in Sydney is surfing and there are numerous great spots along the Eastern Suburbs or Northern Beaches. For surfing lessons visit the team at Let’s Go Surfing on Bondi Beach. Rates are affordable and Let’s Go are the founding Bondi Beach surf school with an excellent reputation. Beginner waves are right out the front of the store.
No trip to Sydney is complete without enjoying the famous Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. The walk goes all the way around the best bays in the city to Coogee Beach but the shorter Bondi to Bronte section alone is a gorgeous experience.
Where to Eat
Sydney isn’t short of a selection of fabulous restaurants with price tags to match. Doyles in Watson’s Bay has a long standing reputation as the best seafood reputation in the state. You’ll find a fine dining Doyles on the waterfront with a take away Doyles directly beside, giving options based on budget and preference. The price tags are high but the location has gorgeous harbour views and a nice walk along the beach front is a nice way to end the meal.
Three Ducks in Bronte never disappoints with meat cooked to perfection. This is an ideal option for during the Bondi to Bronte walk. Our personal favourite though, is Big Poppas on Oxford Street. You’ll find high end dining upstairs with a cheese oriented menu and Hip Hop theme. Downstairs is slightly more party vibe and both are a fantastic day out.
Where to Sleep
Once upon a time you would make sure your stay in Sydney was based around Darling Harbour; the gateway to high end dining and popular attractions like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. But with companies like Uber making transport much more affordable, you can afford to be more creative, and stay closer to your favourite activities. We love Hotel Bondi on Bondi Beach’s Campbell Parade. Rooms are basic and affordable, the building is an icon of the region and you will be in the best place for all beach and outdoor activities. Bondi Hotel has a great entertainment vibe too.
What to Avoid
Avoid getting lured into evening drinks at The Bucket List on Bondi Beach. What you would assume to be a lovely place for an arvo drink on the world famous Bondi Beach front, is quite possibly one of the worse bars in the city. The sound system is annoying, not mood enhancing. The drinks are heavily watered down, the service is terrible and the reality is there are far more worthy places near and far, that could serve the same purpose.